He married twice. He married Beth Olga Atwell 11 Jul 1919 in Lee's Summit, Jackson Co., MO.(254) Beth was born 5 Mar 1897 in Westport Landing, Jackson co, MO.(255) Beth was the daughter of Oliver Rufus Atwell and Emma Etta McMurray. Beth died 1 Dec 1989 in Garland, Dallas Co., TX, at age 92.(256) She was cremated 4 Dec 1989 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. He married Margaret Elizabeth Thompson abt 1937. Margaret was born 2 Nov 1904. Margaret died 8 Sep 1984 at age 79. MEMOIRS OF HERBERT C. BLEIL [Written around 1957-58, during rehabilitation from his first stroke]
I was born in a log cabin on a farm August 7, 1897 in Urich, Missouri. My father, Edgar Joseph Bleil, and mother Lottie Mills Bleil, were farmers. Formerly, she was a teacher. There were five girls and four boys. I was sixth. I remember the magpie in the wooden cage on the back porch. It spoke, so they said. I remember the loft in the two-story barn. There was a chicken up there covered over with an overcoat. One of the children had covered it. The chicken cackled and ran. I was frightened to death. I remember Mr. Carney with a white mule with a saddle on it. I rode to town with him often. One day, my father's cow had a calf. I loved the calf. She was mine! Mr. Carney bought the calf from my father. I turned my back on Mr. Carney! I never saw him again! At 3 years, we moved to Kansas City, Mo. At 4 years I had the mumps. We were livings [sic] on Euclid Street at that time. At 5 years, I started to kindergarten at Horace Mann Grade School. Odd job [sic] kept me busy on school vacation time, scrubbing the porch floor, front and back; raking the leaves; and mowing. I enjoyed Halloween at night. We boys turned over privies when people were in them. Men and boys hoisted buggies and gates on rooftops. Every year we boys took in the Priests of Pulbos Parade. The Kansas City Power and Light Co. and the merchants were hosts. The people paid nothing. It was free. It was given at night on electric flat street cars. Each float represented an idea, such as, "Teddy Roosvelt tosses his Hat in the Ring". We boys fought the negro boys on the way, coming and going. We called them "shines". In the winter-time we skated. It was fun. We skated at Spring Valley Park, Penn Valley Park and the Paseo. Once in a while we skated at Brush Creek. It was there that the Lee boy drowned at Christmas. He was a friend of mine. When it snowed, we went bobsledding. The top of the hill to the bottom of the hill was three blocks where a street car often stopped. Many times the street-car would stop to discharge, or entrain passengers. Once a bob-sled ran under the street-car and stopped on the track. The motor-man,disgustingly, cleared the tracks. We used to skate on Ridge's Pond. We skated on ice so thin that we skated up hill. We called it "Willow Bend". The pond has been drained and is now the Kansas City Blue Baseball Asso. Park. I finished Jefferson Grade School and Central High School in Kansas City, Mo. I, then, enrolled at Kansas City Polytechnical College for 4 years. I interrupted college to enlist in the United States Signal Corps when I was 18 years old. It was a wonderful experience! I was in ground school 3 months and I began flying in 4 months. I was assigned to 2nd Leiut Colati. All together I was in service a total fo [sic] 2 years. I was discharged a Second Leiutenant. The war was over! What a relief. I was homeward bound to Kansas City, Mo.m Now to get a job!
Herbert Charles Bleil and Beth Olga Atwell had the following children:
Herbert Charles Bleil and Margaret Elizabeth Thompson had the following children:
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